Getting defensive with the B-Sens playoff match-up

By wbng sports

April 24, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 3:09 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) During the playoffs, it's normal to see a low scoring contest, with games usually being decided by just a goal or two. The Binghamton Senators expect no less for their first round series against Wilkes Barre/Scranton.

The Penguins allowed the fewest goals in the league.

"They use their big bodies," said Corey Cowick. "They like to box out so it's going to be a little bit more difficult for us to try to get through them to get to the crease and get in [Jeff] Zakoff's face a little bit and get the second opportunities that will go in the back of the net."

The B-Sens defense has been strong all season, allowing the fourth fewest goals in the league. Not bad for a team that lost four defenseman to the NHL this season.

"Guys take it very seriously," said goalie Marc Cheverie. "They've got a lot of pride in plus/minus and getting back and doing their assignments and having all their jobs covered so goalies, we probably get a lot more credit than we deserve to be honest."

Coach Luke Richardson credits not only the defenseman but also the forwards for the great play on defense. That'll have to continue if they want to get out of the first round of the playoffs.

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